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[Alteration (influenced by lob, lump, something hanging) of lugworm.]


1. (Animals) another name for lugworm Sometimes shortened to: lob
2. (Animals) a large earthworm used as bait in fishing
[C17: from obsolete lob lump + worm]
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Noun1.lobworm - marine worms having a row of tufted gills along each side of the backlobworm - marine worms having a row of tufted gills along each side of the back; often used for fishing bait
class Polychaeta, Polychaeta - marine annelid worms
polychaete, polychaete worm, polychete, polychete worm - chiefly marine annelids possessing both sexes and having paired appendages (parapodia) bearing bristles
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On the Tees some decent bream and perch catches have been reported from the lower stretches, while Marc Allen was overjoyed to catch a 5lbplus barbel from a swim higher up on the Tees near Blackwell, when fishing for chub with ledgered lobworms.
Barry fishes two whole lobworms for eels but cuts them in half so they are shorter in a bid to cut down on missed runs.
40-50 lobworms will be suffice for any session and if not needed right away, they will keep on a cool garage floor in soil with teabags.
A laboratory study by researchers from the Universities of Reading and York has demonstrated that balls of calcium carbonate (small lumps of chalk-like material) excreted by the earthworm Lumbricus terrestris - commonly known as lobworms or nightcrawlers - maintain a memory of the temperature at which they were formed.
75lb Ron Thompson rod, 20lb mainline going through to a 15lb semi-stiff braid and a size 6 Korda hook, Scott baited up with a feast of two 16mm halibut pellets, three lobworms, and a piece of sweetcorn which been dipped in squid glug for 10 minutes, all of which was hair-rigged.
Phil fished a bunch of lobworms on a size 2/0 hook on Church Lake and beat the 55lb 9oz brute of a fish using 15lb mainline and a 45lb braided hook link.
Forty lobworms are placed in a pot with feed containing the nutrient to produce the pounds 3.
Big baits such as lobworms will come into play, and perch, dace and roach could all put in an appearance, though leaves in the river will cause problems, by covering baits and giving false bites.
Pike and some good perch on lobworms and small live baits, are also offering good sport.
Richard Candy from Canton used a similar approach for his second best 9lb 13oz, but Richard Sprake used lobworms to catch the five tench that put him in third place with 8lb 13oz.
I was just about to apply the customary two red maggots to the hook when my host produced a handful of huge lobworms.
Ever consistent Tony Bench (Shakespeare Superteam) landed 7lb of perch and eels again on lobworms from peg 11 to finish third, just edging out his team-mate Leigh Gardner (Shakespeare Superteam) who had 190 gudgeon on bloodworm from peg 65 for 6-13-0.